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Seeds of Rebellion (Beyonders #2)

4.23 of 5 stars 4.23  ·  rating details  ·  12,018 ratings  ·  875 reviews
The second epic installment of Brandon Mull’s #1 New York Times bestselling fantasy series!

After the cliffhanger ending of A World Without Heroes, Jason is back in the world he’s always known—yet for all his efforts to get home, he finds himself itching to return to Lyrian. Jason knows that the shocking truth he learned from Maldor is precious information that all of his...more
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by Aladdin (first published March 12th 2012)
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Natalie
By the end I was almost ready to give this book five stars. The concluding chapter packed a powerful emotional punch.

I think what I love most about Brandon Mull's books is that it's easily believable. There is no wasted space on boring histories of the world, Lyrian just...is. It exists, Jason and Rachel are there, displacers, manglers, Edomic....it all seems perfectly natural. I felt like I understood the world perfectly. Sometimes fantasy series spend so much time trying to explain the world,...more
Heather
This world is so rich, so fun, and Brandon Mull's imagination is so vast that I kept thinking, "This book should be better."

And when I was reminded of the language of this book as I read "The Magic Treehouse" to my 4 year old, I decided that what Brandon Mull really has is an editing problem.

His editor for Fablehaven is not the same as for this series, and I just can't help but think that this is the main problem. The sentence structures are inconsistent, with language ranging from cluttered and...more
Laura
May 30, 2012 Laura rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fantasy readers
Brandon Mull has created an amazing world, and some amazing races. I think that as far as fantasy worlds go, this is one of the best laid out and most imaginative. The different people and food descriptions are so detailed, I feel like I am there meeting them, eating the food, and saving the world.

So, why only three stars? I have been having a difficult time connecting with the characters. Something I loved about the Fablehaven series that Brandon Mull wrote was that the characters and world we...more
Michelle Isenhoff
I’ve been waiting exactly a year for the second Beyonders book. I read A World Without Heroes at family camp last year. This year I checked out Seeds of Rebellion to read at camp once again. We leave today but, ahem, I finished the book last night. Drat! I did have a little trouble recalling details from the first book. People and places were mentioned that I couldn’t remember right away, but most of the time I figured them out through context. I fear I’ll have the same trouble next time; the fi...more
Steph
I really, really wanted to love this, but... I didn't :(

I was a huge fan of Brandon Mull's Fablehaven and enjoyed his first Beyonders novel. I was excited to check out his next book, and freaked out when I received this in the mail, my very first ARC :) . Unfortunately, the problems that started with the first book persisted through the second, and I found it difficult to finish.

My main issue was the character development, or lack of, I should say. The author seemed to skip over his characters t...more
Brenda
One thing I really like about Brandon Mull is that his writing is so inventive and it feels different. He's got a crazy good imagination, and it shines through in his writing, especially in this series. There are none of the typical elves, dwarves, and wizards. There are fantasy races in this book that are completely different, and if I'm honest, so different I can't even picture them. But that's not a bad thing. It's great to read something new and fresh.

The writing is solid and there's a lot o...more
Mary Grace Nakao
Full review found here: Three Blank Pages ;)

Brandon Mull has done it again! Just when I thought things couldn't get better after reading the first book, Mr. Mull did a finer job with this one. It was really exciting and really hard to put down. While I was reading it, I was torn between the decision of finishing the book and to literally force myself to put it down, for the fear of having it to end. But of course, my curiosity got a better hold of me so I ended up finishing it. IT WAS WORTH IT....more
Fredrik
Harus jujur kukatakan kalau buku ini lebih inferior daripada buku pertama. :(

Meskipun pada dasarnya buku ini tetaplah sebuah karya yang solid, ceritanya seru, dan secara keseluruhannya tetap menarik, namun Beyonders #2 ini seperti kejebak ke dalam kerangka standar buku kedua sebuah trilogi.
Kehilangan magis dari buku pertama dan fungsi utamanya hanya untuk build-up momentum buku terakhir. :|

Seeds of Rebellion berkisah seperti judulnya, yakni tentang benih-benih pemberontakan yang tumbuh di Lyrian...more
Kevin Hiatt
Honestly, this is hard for me to write because I really, really want to like this series.. but I was really disappointed in this book, and I've been very disappointed in this series.

I want to like it very much and I occasionally find myself liking some parts of it, but overall it just isn't grabbing me. Some aspects of the world that Mull has created I enjoy, and it is imaginative in some ways, but overall the story is missing something. I don't care about the protagonist(s) at all, I like a cou...more
Annie Bennett
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Brian Zhou
I think this book was very exciting and adventurous. Brandon Mull does a great job describing everything that is happening and keeping the action up so it seems like it is always the climax or rising action of the story. One of my favorite parts is when the heroes journey to Ebera, The Forgotten Kingdom. I like that part because it is really tense and full of action. Everytime I stopped reading this book, I wanted to keep reading again right away.

Brandon Mull also does a great job of writing it...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Well...book 2. This is a series of books that has a pretty good idea (one used before but one that if handled well is interesting). I didn't really care for the first volume. When I tried it again I thought it was a bit better than my, "initial impression".

Here the book picks up the story from the point the first ends. This book "mostly" held my interest...mostly. But there are areas where I was so bored with the book that I couldn't stand it. (view spoiler)...more
Lyssa
Brandon Mull has really taken his writing to the next level with Seeds of Rebellion. I only wish someday he would write adult science fiction and not just kid's books. He is a fantastic world and species builder. I love the cast of characters in this series. They are an amazingly diverse group. My only critique is too many internal conversations and not enough relationship building between the group. There is just not enough talk between the two main characters, Jason and Rachel. Galloran is by...more
Luann
Wow! I enjoyed this much more than I expected. I expected to enjoy it, but since it is the second (and middle book) in the trilogy, I didn't think it would be quite as exciting as it turned out to be.

Brandon Mull did a great job of reminding me about events from the first book without spending too much time rehashing the past. And I enjoyed the fact that the hippo was used again! :)

For those who have read book one in the series, you definitely need to read this! I look forward to book three.
Carly
I should have reread the 1st book to remember who all the characters were and what was going on. Still a great story. There were so many new (and old) characters and so much happening that there wasn't much time for Jason and Rachel to talk to each other. I missed their snarky banter.
Karen Gammons
This book was awesome! I can't believe I have to wait until next year to find out what happens in book 3. I recommend this book to everyone!
Daniel (Attack of the Books!) Burton
Brandun Mull doesn't get enough credit.

A few weeks ago, I attended a forum at the Salt Lake CominCon FanXperience for authors Brandon Sanderson and Brandon Mull. Both are a local (to Utah) authors, both are BYU grads, both write fantasy, both are New York Times bestselling authors, and both are at about the same place in their careers.

And yet it was clear, in watching the Q&A, that while there are many similarities, each writes for a different fan base that has guided the kind of writing th...more
Melodee
Another fantastic fantasy book by Brandon Mull! Full of action, imagination, and detail, this foreign world becomes believable in your mind. This series is incredibly well thought out so that trivial questions are answered before you even know you have them, leaving room for the greater puzzle to be worked out. As many questions are answered, new questions and new suspicions arise. The locations with their inherent dangers are completely original, yet well described. I love reading books by this...more
Kristen Jorgensen
Jason has to find a way back to Lyrian to inform his friends of the vital information shared with him. Once he is rejoined with his comrades he again embarks on the quest to defeat the evil wizard that is conquering the land of Lyrian piece by piece. The task is not without risk, hardship, or losses, but if they could just find out if it is even possible to defeat Maldor then they will have the one thing they need most. Hope.

Brandon Mull is an excellent writer. His fresh stories are why he has b...more
Cheryl Landmark
This book managed to hold my interest for the most part, although it did drag a bit in places. Mr. Mull's world of Lyrian was once again intriguing and creative, and there was still plenty of adventure, danger, magic and bizarre races and creatures to satisfy fans of this type of fantasy.

Rachel's character developed nicely in this one, discovering new amazing powers that will no doubt benefit the rebellion against Maldor in the future. Jason, unfortunately, was almost reduced to a secondary char...more
Jennifer
3.5 stars....that feels a little generous though, since it took me so long to read. I did like it when I actually read!

I really, really want to like this series and I keep hoping it'll get better. I found this book VERY easy to put down, even in the middle of a big scene, and not pick it up for a few days. The characters are likable enough, the world seems very detailed (even too much at times, for me), but the story just lacks "something". The adventure seemed slow and never ending, but I did e...more
Jake
If you have not finished the fist book do not read this...(spoiler alert)

This book was about two people from Earth that got magically Transported to a land called Lyrian. In this land there is a Wizard named Maldor, he is the ruler of the lands. Most people in Lyrian dislike Maldor because he will do anything to get what he wants and is known for his despicable ways. Jason and Rachel(the people from earth) are the two people who are called upon to help. In the first book the two heros are search...more
Magila
This installment of the Beyonder series was notably better than the first. It gathered steam throughout the book and really got rolling right up until the end. Hopefully the last continues the trend.

The author has done a fine job of creating a cast of interesting characters, and presenting a number of moral questions in a relatable fashion. There were a few spots where he overreached, but overall I was extremely happy with this book. In addition, by including both male and female "leads," this...more
Caleb Li
By Brandon Mull
486 pages
Fantasy
Beyonders: Seeds of Rebellion (2nd book in series)

Jason is in the human world from his narrow escape from the Beyond (a world which he traveled to in the last book). He plans to go back and warn the others (Rachel and the group she is with) that the word which was supposed to defeat Maldor (the villain) was a fraud. Jason arrives in the Beyond through a hippopotamus at the zoo. After, Jason meets up with Tark who is a musician and tries to find Aram who is a mercen...more
07tommym
Over the last year, I've wondered what Brandon Mull would do with Rachel stuck in Lyrian and Jason back home in the "Beyond". But no fear, Mull transports Jason back to Lyrian in the very first chapter, though he does it in such a way that makes me question whether Jason will ever make it back to the Beyond...not just the feasibility of it, but whether Jason will even want to go back. He immediately meets up with Tark, encounters a curious race of giants (that are midgets during the day and gian...more
Kathy Cowley
I'm giving this book a 4.5--and rounding up.

The second book in the Beyonders series, this book plunged us even more into the fantasy world and deeper into the characters lives and motivations. This reminds me of many fantasy series, where the first book is focused on one or two characters, and in the second the cast grows and story lines weave more complex lines as the story conflict becomes more global. Many more characters had defining moments and were forced to prove their mettle, yet the st...more
Griffin
Jason has to start a rebellion, but he is having a hard time because he is starting one against the biggest city in the galaxy. I loved this book because the writers words to describe the action scenes were so amazing I felt like I was watching them fight. I recommend this to really anyone that loves to read about rebellions and action books.
Oli Masters
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Albastomi E.
Waahh...ini buku tipe gua banget dah! Jadi gini nih, spoiler bagi yg blum baca ya, dikit aja deh! ini buku kedua dari trilogy Beyonders. trilogy ini bercerita ttg seorang cowok masa kini yang tanpa sengaja menemukan portal ke dunia lain. Uniknya saudara2 sekalian, portal itu menuju ke sebuah dunia kolosal, bukan dunia para alien nan asing yang punya teknologi tinggi dsb. Dan dari ketidaksengajaannya, Jason (tokoh utama) mulai berpetualang melawan kaisar jahat yang mencoba untuk menguasai Lyrian...more
Will Wortner
The Quick Review:
Seeds of Rebellion improved the Beyonder series. I said I would come back to this series after rating the first book in the series 3.5 stars; Book 1 was enjoyable but could have been better due to the linear feel of the story. Brandon Mull cleared that up Seeds of Rebellion while keeping all the action and entertainment on par with the last book. While improving from book 1, this book read like a transition into a big conclusion in book 3.

The Longer Review:
I was more consumed in...more
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"Brandon Mull resides in a happy little valley near the mouth of a canyon with his wife and three children. He spent two years living in the Atacama Desert of Northern Chile where he learned Spanish and juggling. He once won a pudding eating contest in the park behind his grandma’s house, earning a gold medal. Brandon is the author of the New York Times bestselling Fablehaven series and The Candy...more
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“Jason glanced at the creature. It remained the same distance away as before, still as a statue.
"What do you want?" Jason asked.
No answer.
"Are you the thing that followed Tark? You should keep following him. He's the real mastermind. Shoo. Go hide."
No response.
"Okay, how about you stand guard while I sleep. Keep the giants away. Sound good? All in favor, hold perfectly still. Fine, I guess we have a deal.”
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